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Motorola Karma QA1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the build quality and design. The screen and battery also get good opinions. Views about the apps and value for money are mixed. Some have doubts about the reliability and camera.

usability, battery, screen, design, build quality

camera, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola Karma QA1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Motorola Karma QA1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Motorola Karma QA1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

usability, battery, size, portability, sound

60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Karma QA1 Unlocked Quad-Band GSM Phone with 2 MP Camera, Bluetooth, gps navigation and MicroSD Slot--International version with warranty (BlaMotorola Karma QA1 Unlocked Quad-Band GSM Phone with 2 MP Camera, Bluetooth, gps navigation and MicroSD Slot--International version with warranty (Bla

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Motorola Karma QA1 (AT&T)

 

It seems that PCD isn't the only manufacturer making square messaging phones. Indeed, the Motorola Karma QA1 for AT&T looks a whole lot like PCD's Verizon Wireless Blitz and the more recent Cricket TXTM8 . However, the Karma QA1 is a step above those...

The Motorola Karma QA1 has a great keyboard and a wide array of features like 3G speeds, a full HTML browser with Flash Lite support, GPS, stereo Bluetooth, and more. We also like the 3.5-millimeter headset jack, the quick access to Facebook and other...

The Motorola Karma QA1's photo quality could be improved and we weren't pleased with the streaming video quality.

The Motorola Karma QA1 belies its cute appearance with high-end features that put it above just an ordinary messaging phone.

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Motorola Karma QA1

 

Motorola handsets are often well-made, and the Karma QA1 is no exception. It measures 3.5 by 2.5 by 0.7 inches (HWD) and weighs 5 ounces. It's a little squat and heavy, but manages to look classy. The Karma has a black rubberized case with an aluminum...

Excellent reception. Good build quality. Satisfying keyboard. Quality music and video players

A little thick and heavy. Poor camera

The Motorola Karma is a solidly built handset with good audio quality and a very usable QWERTY keyboard, despite its small size and unusual form factor.

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Motorola Karma QA1 Review

 

AT&T hasn't seen a Motorola QWERTY device since the Windows Mobile powered Q9h, offered back in 2007. The landscape has changed for the one time great handset manufacturer with competition forcing them to limit device releases. However, the...

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Review Of The Motorola Karma QA1 AT&T Cell Phone

 

Motorola is the company that is more reputed for the stylish cell phones and also for the better sound quality of the cells. But, this time the company made a difference in the making pattern and they took an initiative for the competition of the PCD...

Motorola is ever rocking company and the latest introduced tool of Karma QA1 is enriched with some fabulous features and also it has got the latest keyboard and larger verity of the features like 3G speeds, GPS, Bluetooth and many more. The headset...

The Motorola Karma QA1's photo quality is not matching the roof of Motorola. Definitely, Motorola could have done lot better than this. The streaming video quality is also not up to mark

:The Motorola Karma QA1 requires no verdict at all. But, the quality and also the features make the phone much better stuff than the competitors and if we compare with the prices, it will look further splendid!!

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Motorola Karma QA1

 

At first glance, it looks like someone has taken a normal slider phone and has somehow stretched it so that it is much wider. The reason for this peculiar layout is obvious when you slide the Karma QA1 open - there's a full QWERTY keypad underneath.

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Love this phone,2yrs just now starting to have problems

 

Love this phone, it is a little heavier than most phones but it is worth it. I hope everybody that gets this phone has the same results that I had. 2 yrs with this phone and I am terrified of what my next phone will be like. GREAT PHONE!!

I can't begin to say how much I like this phone.Very durable, dropped many times and no problems.Love the threaded chat,very easy to use.Texting is so easy that my 6 yr old can do it without my help.Calls are very clear and rarely have dropped calls

As I said I have had it 2 yrs before any problems occurred but now it is beginning to freeze, has shut itself off a couple times and it has to be charged nightly now

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Average phone

 

If you want a phone for the basics like making calls or texting, this phone should work great. If you want a phone with ghood internet browsing and a better user interface, go with a different phone. I personally will be going with an iPhone 4g after...

Long battery life, good voice quality, and good physical design

Internet browser is poorly designed. I am on my second QA1 and both have had the same issue of not picking up 3g service after a few months of light use. Keys are very small and hard to use if you have larger hands

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Phone is possessed

 

call clarity, easy texting, large screen

purse/pocket dials, unlocks on its own, freezes up, turns off and on on its own ; lack of feedom with ringtones

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I hav this phone and LOVE it.

 

Bottom line i love it and I wouldn't change it. You should get one.

It has lasted me a year already. Great battery, games, everything you want. Voice record (you can create a ring tone!), video with zoom, camera with zoom. The camera has worked excellent for me. Facebook, email, my space and a full keybord

NO CONS

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An Expensive Disappointment.

 

The first thing I noticed when I got this phone last year was the ease of typing text messages. I don't have a data plan and thus have not used it for web browsing. I was never able to get the Bluetooth to work correctly, even with the help of my...

Easy texting. Good sound quality

Crappy picture quality. Seems worn out within a few months of normal use

Product Specifications

You can't help it that you're popular. Actually, you can, with Motorola Karma QA1. This curvy and compact device helps you slide your way up the social ladder with an effortless social networking experience and conversational messaging capabilities over 3G speed.

Antenna

Antenna Type:Internal

Battery

Capacity:1170mAh
Standby Time (PB):366hours
Talk Time (PB):312minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

Calculator

Type:Basic

CE Input Device

Type:QWERTY keyboard

Cellular

Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Slider
Service Provider:AT&T
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:3.5in
Weight:5oz
Width:2.5in

Display

Color Depth:18-bit (262000 Colors)
Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:Micro SDHC

Header

Manufacturer:Motorola
Model:QA1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Motorola Karma

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:2Megapixel

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes
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